Cue sports at the 2009 World Games

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The cue sports competition at the 2009 World Games, including three-cushion billiards, nine-ball (a pool discipline) and snooker, took place from 22 to 26 July, at the Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. [1]

Cue sports Games in which billiard balls are struck with a cue

Cue sports, also known as billiard sports, are a wide variety of games of skill generally played with a cue stick, which is used to strike billiard balls and thereby cause them to move around a cloth-covered billiards table bounded by elastic bumpers known as cushions.

2009 World Games

The 2009 World Games, the eighth edition of the World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Kaohsiung, Republic of China from 16 July 2009 to 26 July 2009. The games featured sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.

Three-cushion billiards discipline of carom billiards

Three-cushion billiards is a popular form of carom billiards.

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Medal table

[2]

  *   Host nation (Chinese Taipei)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2103
2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1001
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1001
4Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)*0112
5Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates  (UAE)0011
Totals (9 nations)44412

Medals summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
Three-cushion billiards – men's singles
details [3] [4] [5]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Dick Jaspers  (NED)Flag of Sweden.svg  Torbjörn Blomdahl  (SWE)Flag of Italy.svg  Marco Zanetti  (ITA)
Nine-ball – men's singles
details [3] [6]
Flag of Germany.svg  Ralf Souquet  (GER)Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Yang Ching-shun  (TPE)Flag of France.svg  Stephan Cohen  (FRA)
Nine-ball – women's singles
details [3] [7]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Allison Fisher  (GBR)Flag of Austria.svg  Jasmin Ouschan  (AUT)Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Lin Yuan-chun  (TPE)
Snooker – men's singles
details [3] [8] [9]
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Nigel Bond  (GBR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  David Grace  (GBR)Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  Mohammed Shehab  (UAE)

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